Talk:LSL Alternate Editors

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Added info

I added some information regarding the open sourcing of the LSL-Editor and changed its status to actively maintained in the feature table.

Tharkis Olafson

Cleaning up

Going to clean up this page as theres tons of no longer used or maintained products here. Added a feature table... What i see is a smaller compact list of editors withe their own wiki pages so its less cluttered. Dimentox Travanti 04:48, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

commercial indicator

As the list of editors grows, a marker of some kind next to commercial editors would be useful. I checked some Wikipedia entries and other sources, but haven't seen any common marker yet. Is there some standard, or could we just add a dollar sign ($) after some names? Something more international would be nice. --Adam Marker (02:23, 2 March 2007)

I've changed it to "C" for commercial software, I couldn't think of any character that would really do. Fennec Wind 20:22, 5 March 2007 (PST)

The dollar sign is more suggestive of what is intended. Strife Onizuka 21:20, 5 March 2007 (PST)

I agree, but it is rather USA-specific. Fennec Wind 21:24, 6 March 2007 (PST)

That was nagging at me. Couldn't think of a good solution. Strife Onizuka 22:53, 6 March 2007 (PST)

I finally found the symbol that was lurking in the back of my brain, the generic currency symbol, ¤, "used to denote a currency when the symbol for a particular currency is unavailable" (Currency (typography). If no one says otherwise, I may give it a try. --Adam Marker 23:47, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

While the $ symbol might stand for the currency of the USA, it's widely recognized even outside the U.S. (due to various media channels) as a symbol for "money" in general.
I would guess there is a very small minority who knows about the currency symbol ¤. So although it might be the right symbol, I think it's unintuitive for most readers. Those who are living in other countries might use other symbols (€, ¥,...) on the localized version of this page.
In this case, I'd be afraid that (political) correctness (¤) would be to the discontent of most readers.
Maybe we could use L$ ? ^_^
Zai signature.png Lynch (talk|contribs) 00:24, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Is ¤ better or worse than the current commercial symbol? "C" was only reasonable because it has a popup description of "commercial software", which we'd use with ¤ too. L$ (while a real currency) doesn't fit real world software prices, and $ was long ago rejected. --Adam Marker 01:01, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

I would favour ¤ over C while I would like $ better than either of the two others.
In the end, the symbol shouldn't represent a currency used to buy the software, but it should represent money in general. So we're not searching a currency but a money symbol or icon.
I don't want to give the impression I'd be stubborn with this. I'm just brainstorming. You can use either symbol or an asterisk * or a footnote as long as its described well in the article.
Maybe we can even use an intuitive looking icon instead of a character. Something released under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 like this for example. Just made a quick google search... Dunno if there's something better out there which fits the conditions.
Greetz =) Zai signature.png Lynch (talk|contribs) 01:37, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Brainstorming is what it's about. All ideas appreciated. --Adam Marker 02:47, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

I kind of like the practice at hacker.io – tags with the words Free or Paid. Explicit. —Adam Marker (talk) 16:35, 16 November 2018 (PST)

Shill: up-to-date config files

The Shill project attempts to keep files for all editors up-to-date with the latest list of functions, constants, and events. I'm also happy to host any editor file you'd like to contribute. You can find contact info at the site, or send me an IM. Adam Marker 19:07, 17 October 2007 (PST)

Added new editor

I added Sublime Text to the list of multiplatform editors with syntax highlighting. --Duckie Dickins 17:49, 23 October 2012 (PDT)

Updated jEdit mode file link

Since I've returned to SL I updated the old mode file with all the changes since I last was here/maintained it, and uploaded it to github, where it'll hopefully live long and happily. --Trent Platthy 19:31, 18 April 2013 (PDT)